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Drapery Workroom

Bill's Sewing Machine Company has a complete line of new and used industrial sewing machines for the basic drapery workroom. Most drapery rooms require a (4) four machine set-up consisting of (1) one straight stitch or straight and zigzag machine (1) one blind-stitch machine (portable or industrial) (1) one (4) four-thread mock safety Serger, and (1) one Ruffler. Bill's also has a full line of accesories including all sorts of feet, scissors, rulers, needles, bobbins, and all other parts for the machines we sell. Call Bill's for your sewing needs and be sure to check with us on our used machines.



Apex DT-1 Drapery Tacker


  • Needles: 135x17
  • Bobbins: 40264NS
  • Prewound: Size L
  • Clearance under foot: 14mm
  • Zig-Zag Width: 3/8
  • Workspace: 10 between needle and neck

The APEX DT-1 sewing machine has been modified to accept the thick drapery pleats up to 5/8” of compressed material. Higher presser foot lift and longer needle makes the sewing of thick pleats easier. With the simple change of a foot, rings can be attached to balloon valances.

Juki DDL 8700 Series

Single-Needle Lockstitch Machine

Juki DDL8700 Single-Needle Lockstitch Machine

The Juki DDL 8700 is a single-needle, lockstitch machine that is ideal for sewing light to medium weight window fabrics. By thoroughly investigating and modifying the sewing mechanisms in order to achieve low-tension sewing, this machine's flexibly responds to various kinds of materials and produces beautiful seams of consistent quality.

This machine comes complete on a 20" x 48" plywood tabletop with adjustable K-legs, 110-volt servo-motor and a magnetic LED light. A wide variety of cording and top-stitching, as well as zipper feet are available for this machine.

Juki MO 6800 Series

High-speed, Overlock / Safety Stitch Machine

Juki MO 6800 Series Safety Stitch Machine

The MO 6800 Series responds to various kinds of sewing materials and processes, producing delicate and beautiful soft-to-the-touch seams while further reducing operating noise as well as increasing durability. This advanced overlock / safety stitch machine is easier to use and promises superior cost-effectiveness.responsiveness from light- to heavy-weight materials with a lower applied tension.

Juki sergers are available in 3, 4 ans 5-thread versions. The Juki MO 6814 (4-thread) being the most commonly used for window treatments.

Union Special 718 Blindstitch Machine

Union Special Blindstitch Machine
Union Special Blindstitch Machine

This machine has been totally refurbished to new specs., it is capable of sewing light sheers to heavy drapery fabrics. Suitable for operations requiring a skip stitch. The US 718 Blindstitch is ideal for drapery rooms, alteration rooms, dry cleaners, and industrial manufacturing plants.

US Blindstitch Features:

  1. Skip and non-skip stitch lever
  2. Swing down cylinder arm
  3. Adjustable thread tention and stitch length
  4. Swing away work plate
  5. 1 to 1 non-skip stitch and 2 to 1 skip stitch.

Consew 75T Blindstitch Machine

Consew 75T Blindstitch Machine

This is a light weight compact and fully portable blindstitch machine for sewing all types of light to medium fabrics, typical for hemming pants, dresses, skirts, draperies and undergarments. It is ideal for the workroom with limited sewing space available.

Consew 75T Features:

  1. Stitch depth penetration and stitch length adjustment dials
  2. Heavy duty motor and speed control
  3. Swing down cylinder arm
  4. Swing away work plate

Bill's Sewing Machine has a full line of parts and feet specifically for the drapery industry.

Bill's Sewing Machine Company has developed a long-term relationship with The Custom Home Funishings Academy in Charlotte, NC. Margie Nance, owner of the school has served the drapery industry with training and a fully equipped facility and staff for helping the new workrooms develop their abilities in producing quality drapery and accessories. Bill's Sewing and The Custom Home Funishings Academy has worked closely together in selecting machines that benefit the drapery sewing business

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